Scotland stand-off Phil Godman has revealed he felt under pressure on his return to the Test side during the tour of Argentina.
The talented no.10 could not even get into the Edinburgh team at the start of last season and an international return looked a long way away.
But he regained his place in Andy Robinson’s side as the campaign progressed and, although he missed out on the RBS 6 Nations, he was selected for the trip to Argentina.
Frank Hadden chose him for the second Test against the Pumas, the first time Godman had started a Test since a poor showing against Italy in 2007, and he helped Scotland to a series-levelling victory.
Godman said: “Since I got back into the Edinburgh team, I was waiting for my chance at international level.
“Fortunately I was playing well for Edinburgh and it was just a case of waiting for the nod to play for Scotland. I was delighted to get the chance to play over in Argentina and the win was the icing on the cake.
“Obviously coming back into the national side was great, but I knew I had to perform well. I was confident I could make an impact, so I was delighted how it all panned out in the end.
“The fact that there were so many Edinburgh players in the Scotland back line really helped me to settle in quickly.”